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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Armed with white boards, dry erase markers, a list of 3,500 words, and team spirit, 13 Marion Giants prepared to compete in the 29th Annual Indiana Academic Spell Bowl State Finals. On Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, the team traveled to Purdue University for the state competition, where they represented Marion High School very well, and ended in seventh place!

Our students were among 9,800 spellers involved in the competition season, and the team was among 10 in the Class 1 (large schools) division competing in the state finals. (40 teams altogether competed at the state level, out of the 834 teams that competed in regional contests. MHS earned their spot at state by earning first place at their regional competition. Click here to read more about that win.

"Making it to compete at the state level was a tremendous accomplishment in itself," said team sponsor Danielle Christenson, an MHS English teacher, "and placing seventh was remarkable." 

We are very proud of our Giant spellers!

The 2013 Spell Bowl team members are: 
  • Andrew Spitzer
  • Nicholas Spitzer
  • Zach Spitzer
  • Patricia Manio
  • Danielle Manio
  • Truman Bennet
  • Micah Hoeksema
  • Korbett O’Banion
  • Vinai Odiraju
  • Noah Todd
  • Ted Fry
  • Lan Nguyen
  • Elijah Beal
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

The group that met in a Marion High School study room earlier this week wasn’t there to review for exams or work on a class project. The four local business people were studying pitches from budding entrepreneurs.

Marion High School students who participated in the 2013 Young Entrepreneurs Program, or YEP, presented business plans to the four judges this week. Another set of participants from Mississinewa High School presented to another group of judges the same night. The proposals of two teams from each school were selected to advance to the final round of competition, which will take place Wednesday.

The Grant County Economic Growth Council started the program, now in its third year, to encourage entrepreneurship among younger people and provide them with business basics.

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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

Prior to Friday night’s football games, the parking lots of Grant County area high schools were filled to bursting with tailgaters showing their school spirit.

The county-wide tailgating event was developed in collaboration with local State Farm agents to promote participation in the Celebrate My Drive competition. The competition, which aims to spread awareness about safe driving habits for teenagers, involves making a safe driving commitment at between Oct. 18-26. Prizes include a $100,000 grant or a local concert by Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Congrats to the MHS boys' soccer team, who are regional champs! A win in OT on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, over Noblesville earned them a trip to semi state. Way to go, Giants!

Did you know the Marion Giants are the only team in Grant County to have advanced to semi state in boys' soccer? The team did it in 1997, and they did it again this year! Click here to check out the coverage in the Chronicle-Tribune.

MHS fought hard against the Cavaliers of Fort Wayne Canterbury on Oct. 26, 2013, but lost 5-2. Read coverage in the Chronicle-Tribune here.

We're proud of your great season, Giants!

>> To keep up with all the MHS teams throughout the year, click here to visit the Athletics Department website.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The MHS Spell Bowl team's recent victory at an area competition earned them a trip to state. Way to go, Giants!

The team competed on Oct. 14 at Western High School. Not only did they take first place in their class, earning them the state berth, but they beat all teams competing - by a margin of 14 points!


Congratulations to the team members, seen above: Elijah Beal, Truman Bennett, Ted Fry, Micah Hoeksema, Danielle Manio, Patricia Manio, Lan Nguyen, Vinai Oddiraju, Andrew Spitzer, Nicholas Spitzer, Zach Spitzer, and Noah Todd.
The team will compete at the state level on Nov. 16 at Purdue University. Good luck, Giants!